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Dec 19, 2012 12:00am PST
a meeting on this from senator jeff flake. and he came out and said this will show that we're not in the pocket of the top 2%, which in fact it protects a whole lot of the top 2% here. let's just say that but it's showing that they are afraid of being known as the absolute lap dogs of the super rich, and they are trying to win some sort of pr victory so that they can go out and say we voted for some tax hikes. it will be interesting to see what kind of revolt there will be, though, from their tea party caucus and the people who said no tax hikes for any reason. >> they want to go home for the holidays and tell their constituents we voted for tax cuts. that's where it is. >> right. >> that's where i think it is. joan walsh, bob shrum, great to have you with us tonight. >>> coming up, nbc's richard engel is safe after five days of captivity in syria. we'll have the details. stay with us. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm PST
important thing to understand. what har ray reid and especially younger senators, people like jeff merkley from oregon, are proposing to restore the filibust filibuster. it's a very simple proposal. they it want to bring back the filibuster as it existed in "mr. smith goes to washington." they want it it to be like jimmy stewart where they had to go to the floor and stand on your principles. now, unfortunately, the filibuster is usually used secretly behind closed doors to stop debate to prevent us from even having a vote. that has nothing to do with what americans understand as a filibuster and there is simply no reason to allow the abuses to continue. >> well, it means that if they were to filibuster, they have to go to the floor and do as you say, "mr. smith goes to washington," and talk endlessly until some conclusion. what do the changes mean for democratic bills, you think? >> it could mean a lot, because many of the bills that democrats have proposed have majority support. they can win in the senate. the problem is they can't get to the 6 o votes that would be required to break a fi
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)